Abandoned car leads to drinking and driving charges against Brampton resident
Published January 2, 2023 at 10:20 am
Two Brampton residents are facing drinking and driving charges in connection with separate incidents in which a crashed car was abandoned in a ditch while another vehicle was driven after having been involved in a collision.
Both incidents occurred in Caledon and police are applauding members of the public for reporting what they believed to be impaired drivers.
In the most recent incident, Caledon OPP say they received a report from a motorist that a person was driving a “severely damaged” vehicle on Heart Lake Rd., near Mayfield Rd., at about 5:40 a.m. last Wednesday morning (Dec. 28).
Police say the vehicle had been involved in a collision and continued to drive.
The vehicle was stopped by police a short time later, and one person was arrested.
A 21-year-old Brampton resident has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and operate a motor vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol.
Meanwhile, on Dec. 26 at about 9 p.m., Caledon OPP responded to a call of an abandoned car in a ditch near Mississauga Rd. and Old School Rd.
Police say the driver had left the scene of the single-vehicle crash.
One person was arrested a short time later.
An 18-year-old Brampton resident has been charged with operate a motor vehicle with over 80 mg of alcohol, fail to remain, drive with liquor readily available and a Young Driver offence (blood alcohol level above zero).
Both of those charged are scheduled to appear in Orangeville court in March.
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